Nebraskans spend about $203 per person each year on coal.
It’s important to consider the other costs that coal creates - we have to worry about the impact that coal has on our health and environment.
- Pollution from coal is linked to several serious health conditions: asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Coal also affects our natural resources and wildlife: pollution from coal threatens air and water quality, and can cause significant harm to local wildlife.
One of the easiest ways we can begin drawing down our reliance on coal is to retire aging plants that will require costly upgrades. We can save money by retiring these old plants, and replacing them with local clean and renewable energy sources. This is the perfect time to act. Here’s how you can help.
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Contact your NPPD represenative! Urge them to prioritize Nebraskan's health and use less coal. Click here to find your NPPD representative and their contact information.
Learn more about the impact of coal:
Smart Energy Solutions: Decrease Coal Use|Union of Concerned Scientists
Beyond Coal|Sierra Club
Time to Clean Up Coal-fired Power Plants| American Lung Association